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When unsafe sidewalk conditions lead to costly injury

From poor lighting to broken, uneven pavement and other obstacles, sidewalks often pose unexpected hazards to pedestrians. That is particularly true in Kansas City, where residents have grown increasingly concerned about the high number of damaged or otherwise poorly maintained walkways that put pedestrians at risk. Many sidewalk accidents are minor, but a particularly bad…

Suing for wrongful death is not about greed

When families file suits for wrongful death, many people accuse them of going after money. This is rarely the case. When people lose their loved ones and pursue damages, it is a matter of principle. They may also have bills to pay based on the wrongful death incident. Medical bills and any assets the deceased…

Product liability claims featuring defective cars

When an individual gets injured or suffers damages from a dangerous product, they are eligible for a product liability claim. According to Nolo, they should familiarize themselves with the requirements of the law to help them prove the damages, thus winning the case. For them to win, they should verify that they got injured or suffered any loss….

4 essential safety tips for pedestrians

From increasingly dense populations in urban areas to distracted drivers and bigger vehicles on the road, pedestrian safety concerns continue to mount across the country. According to a recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, 2018 saw the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in nearly three decades. In Missouri, pedestrian deaths increased by 5% between 2017…

Traumatic brain injuries in ice accident victims

Missouri gets cold in the winter. With the chill comes winter dangers like black ice. A person could end up being grievously injured by walking across a parking lot or on a sidewalk. Today we will take a look at the traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that can result from these incidents. A traumatic brain injury…

Cold weather can be dangerous to seniors

As Missouri progresses further into the cold winter months, we should remember that seniors are especially vulnerable to frigid temperatures. For this reason, nursing homes should take all appropriate steps to keep their residents warm. Many nursing home residents are not only older, but have various health conditions that make them even more susceptible to…